Monday, December 24, 2018

This evening is The Feast of the Seven Fishes, a traditional Southern Italian 🇮🇹 and Sicilian event which occurs on Christmas Eve 🎄 or Vigilia di Margo.

On Christmas Eve, no meat ❌🥩 is eaten and Catholic families dine with a feast of seven fishes 🐟 prior to midnight mass. The seven is believed to represent the seven sacraments but today some Italian-American families continue the traditional feast but add nine, eleven or even seafood dishes 🦐🐟.

In honor of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, we are highlighting Public Fish Market in Harlem.
We took this #analog photo in 2004 and it appears in our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York”.

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